I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.